I have been asked by a client for some stats data to be used for promotional purposes.
I would like to be able to be able to get the number of times the spacebar keyboard button was pressed in the whole of UK (all tweets originating from UK) during a certin timeframe (or ever if possible too).
As a developer my thinking is get all UK tweets (which I know is probably not provided by twitter API’s) and count the number of spaces, but I appreciate the response will be huge anyway and may not be accessible.
So I would like to know if you guys have a stats, pattern or trend api or tool where we can retrieve the number of occurences of provided character or string (including a space) without having to download all that data (if it were possible anyway).
Please someone get back to me asap as we need to know the direction we are going soon.